Hey all, sorry this week has been crazy so far and the blog is not feeling the love. I had the day off, and I had something actually interesting to talk about. Well, I found it interesting, and since you’re reading this you get to listen.
Trey and I watched a movie last night called Side Effects. It is a psychological thriller, and there are actually some pretty big names in it (Jude Law, Channing Tatum, and Catherine Zeta-Jones). I generally like psychological thrillers because I like trying to figure out the twists and turns before they happen. Sure, they are usually a bit over the top, but for the sake of sitting down and watching the one hour and forty-five minute movie it wasn’t bad.
The thing that I really liked was they did a very good job of visualizing the internal struggle of the lead character’s depression. Since so many of the struggles in the movie are focused on the internal struggles of the main character, I think that the movie did a pretty decent job of making those struggles visual to the audience. Rooney Mara, the actor who plays the lead character, does a fantastic job of making the audience feel the depression. Not even in an overbearing way, but in a way that shows the silent struggle she is going through. I was genuinely impressed by her performance.
I did get a bit turned off by the direction the movie took maybe 3/4 of the way through it, but that’s because it seemed to lose a bit of the artistic edge that it had in the beginning. The second half focused more on the rising action and conclusion (which isn’t a problem), but they made it a bit too predictable to me.
The first half of the movie is great, and if you watch it I would stay for the second part, but overall I think it was rather well done, and I’m not a big movie fan.
Anyhow, this was a bit of a random post, but I’ve talked about depression before here, and I just really liked the way the movie handled it. So, if you watch it and like it, then that’s pretty neat. Other than that nothing too exciting to report.
We did get the bookshelf organized, and there is plenty of room for more books, but I don’t think we’ll be getting a fish. Sad day. In reality, our kitten might have tried to eat the fish which would just be uncomfortable for all involved parties…